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  • BIO-RETEXTURING IN LIMESTONE USED IN THE BUILT …

    2021-8-5 · The Lower Globigerina Limestone is the main building dimension stone in the Maltese islands. Even over a few kilometres the quality of this limestone varies, an important consideration when selecting limestone for stone replacement in any restoration work [14]. The geology of the Maltese archipelago consists of five main Oligo-Miocene

  • Occurrence in space and time of the Globigerina-sands of ...

    2021-11-1 · Numerous wells in the Madura Straits and eastern Java drilled two levels of plankton-micritic limestone or marls (argillaceous limestones); one close to the Oligo-Miocene boundary and another dated as Early Pliocene this report the older unit of plankton-micritic facies is informally referred to as the Oligo-Miocene Globigerina limestone (OMGL), and the younger …

  • Proposal for the nomination of Lower Globigerina …

    The Lower Globigerina Limestone of the Maltese Islands is here being proposed for nomination as a "Global Heritage Stone Resource". This stone, continuously used for building and sculpture for 6000 years, is well suited to fit this global designation

  • DHI Periti

    Globigerina Limestone (TAL-FRANKA) As a Structural Material Introduction to Masonry Construction Our building stone has always been used as a structural material, even when other countries had dis- carded the structural strength of ma- sonry and used the material only as infill in between a reinforced con- crete or steel frame. We are fortu-

  • The Mahurangi Limestone from Puketotara Peninsula ...

    2018-6-15 · THE MAHURANGI LIMESTONE FROM PUKETOTARA PENINSULA, N,ORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND LIONEL CARTER* Geology Department, University of Auckland (Received for publication 11 / uly 1968) ABSTRACT The Mahurangi Limestone (Oligocene) on Puketotara Peninsula, is a highly deformed, whitish grey, fine-grained rock that typically lacks …

  • Globigerina limestone receives global recognition

    2019-1-16 · Maltese Globigerina limestone has been granted international designation as a Global Heritage Stone Resource (GHSR), together with six other stones from as many countries.The designation ...

  • Limestone

    Limestone is a very common sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate (more than 50%). It is the most common non-siliciclastic (sandstone and shale are common siliciclastic rocks) sedimentary rock.Limestones are rocks that are …

  • Deterioration of the Globigerina Limestone of the Maltese ...

     · Globigerina Limestone is a very porous stone, with a total porosity and pore size distribution that depends on the depth of extraction of the …

  • Deterioration of the Globigerina Limestone of the Maltese ...

    Abstract The Globigerina Limestone occurs as two types of building stone: the resistant ''franka'' and the easily weathering ''soll''. Research on both fresh and weathered samples has led to an understanding of the main differences in these two types of stone. The causes and mechanisms of deterioration have also been established. ''Franka'' and ''soll'' differ in geochemical and ...

  • Strength Characteristics for Limestone and Dolomite …

    2015-5-23 · Limestone and Dolomite which comes under a category of soft to medium hard strength where used for this study using microfine cement as a binder material to obtain strength characteristics and failure mechanisms. Also it is intended to determine modulus of elasticity (secant modulus) for various rock matrix and its comparison ...

  • Phosphate-based treatments for consolidation of salt ...

    Phosphate-based treatments have proven to be effective for consolidation of porous limestone. However, application on salt-laden stone must be evaluated, as salt-weathering is among the main deterioration phenomena for this lithotype and salts present in the stone can interfere with the outcome of consolidation. For this reason, here, the phosphate-based consolidant was …

  • THE FIRE PERFORMANCE OF LIMESTONE

    2013-4-21 · Globigerina limestone blocks are extracted from the Lower Globigerina geological formation in Malta, and are used primarily in the construction of load bearing masonry walls. Globigerina limestone is extracted also for other applications in the building industry namely cladding elements. The stone which is extracted from open-pit quarries using ...

  • (PDF) Stone properties and weathering induced by salt ...

    The identified weathering forms were also correlated with a previously developed weathering model for Globigerina Lime- stone. According to the results of the …

  • Limestone country: the story behind Malta''s iconic golden …

    2017-5-30 · The middle strata is the soft Globigerina limestone which takes its name from a very tiny crustacean called globigerina foraminifera.This is our building stone. Above it lies thin Blue Clay, Malta''s softest rock, which is …

  • 9. OOLITIC LIMESTONE ON THE ITA MAITAI GUYOT, …

    2007-5-17 · beneath the early Eocene globigerina sandstone is a hard oolitic limestone deposited as the former island was submerged. The underlying calcareous mud, which con-tains coral debris, apparently is a lagoon deposit and suggests that a fringing reef existed at the time of deposition. Small fragments of basalt and feldspar

  • Physical characteristics of Globigerina Limestone using ...

    The Globigerina Limestone of the Maltese Islands, widely used in construction and for restoration purposes, comes in a variety of types, with the Franka and Soll types (local terms) being the end members. The Soll type manifests widespread and often serious problems of durability and weathering resistance. The Franka type tends to be more durable.

  • Biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy of the Maltese ...

    2012-1-13 · Globigerina Limestone Formation, widely outcropping in the Maltese Archipelago; this member has been generally referred to the Early Miocene (Aquitanian). The investigation of 78 samples from 11 sections (encompassing the whole succession of the unit) on Gozo and Malta islands (one of them

  • MARSOL D10-1 MSLA South Characterisation

    2015-8-2 · marls, the Blue Clay and Globigerina Limestone formations stacked between two permeable lime‐ stone formations known as the Upper and the Lower Coralline Limestones. The oldest formation, the Lower Coralline Limestone is of Oligocene Age whilst the Maltese succession ends in the Miocene,

  • THE PERFORMANCE OF AN INDUCED CALCIUM …

    2014-10-1 · Globigerina limestone is a very porous stone (up to 41%) with mostly channel type pores (Cassar 2002). This allows suction of water by capillary action through the pore structure. Globigerina limestone used for building in the Maltese Islands is described by quarry workers to occur as two types: the more durable "franka" limestone, which

  • CONSOLIDATION OF A POROUS LIMESTONE BY MEANS …

    2014-10-1 · Globigerina limestone (GL), purchased from Xelini Skip Hire and High-Up Service (Malta), was used. The stone is a highly porous limestone, mainly made of calcite crystals and fossils (such as globigerinae, from which the name derives, shells and sea urchins). Stone slabs (parallel to the bedding planes) were sawn to obtain cubic, prismatic and ...

  • NEUTRALISATION OF ACIDIC EFFLUENTS WITH …

    2018-11-6 · limestone, unhydrated lime, hydrated lime and sodium hydroxide respectively (1993), the alkali cost for the neutralisation of acid water with an acid content of 2 g/l amounts to 20 c/ki in the case of limestone, 27 c/kf in the case of unhydrated lime, 41 c/kf in the case of hydrated lime, and 240 c/k£ in the case of sodium hydroxide.

  • Biocalcifying Bacillus subtilis cells effectively ...

    2016-7-1 · Globigerina limestone slabs of the type known locally as ''il-franka'' were extracted from a quarry at Ta'' Andar, Mqabba, Malta (N35° 51′ 2.088″ E14° 28′ 36.194″). Blocks of 75 × 75 × 75 mm were cut for subsequent experiments and the bedding plane was noted.

  • Malta: A country shaped by limestone (and a bit of very ...

    A beatutiful spiral burial in the Globigerina limestone, including the mandatory lens cap for scale. Above the Globigerina is the thin Blue Clay. It is the softest rock on Malta, but very important, because it consists of very fine grained particles of clay minerals and carbonate, which make it …

  • Maltese Geology

    2018-12-7 · Lower Globigerina Lime-stone is weathered via solution and salt weathering, primarily through granular disintegration, scaling and alveolar weathering. The Lower Globigerina Limestone member is interpreted to have been deposited in water depths over 200 m in a depositional environment character-

  • (PDF) Consolidation of a porous limestone by means of a ...

    Globigerina Limestone is also similar to other types of stone (Noto Limestone, Lecce Stone) widely used in baroque architecture in southern Italy, which could benefit from the HAP treatment as well. 2. Materials and methods 2.1 Materials Globigerina limestone (GL), purchased from Xelini Skip Hire and High-Up Service (Malta), was used.

  • (PDF) Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Textural Properties of ...

    2021-7-7 · The sand-free stone which Coleridge makes reference to is the Lower Globigerina Lime- stone (LGL), the honey-colored stone in which the built legacy of the Maltese Archipelago is realized (Figure 1 ).

  • Geological and hydrogeological reconstruction of the …

    2021-10-8 · REPORT Geological and hydrogeological reconstruction of the main aquifers of the Maltese islands Alessio Barbagli1,2,3 & Enrico Guastaldi1,2,4 & Paolo Conti1 & Miriana Giannuzzi2 & Iacopo Borsi5 & Francesca Lotti5,6 & Paolo Basile7 & Lorenzo Favaro 7 & Adrian Mallia8 & Rachel Xuereb8 & Michael Schembri9 & Julian Alexander Mamo9 & Manuel …

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  • Dielectric permittivity diagnostics as a tool for cultural ...

    2018-7-1 · Stone properties and weathering induced by salt crystallization of maltese globigerina limestone Geol. Soc. Special Publ., 271 ( 2007 ), pp. 189 - 198, 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.271.01.19 CrossRef View Record in Scopus Google Scholar

  • Maltese Rock Layers

    2021-11-11 · Lower Coralline Limestone is called il-Qawwi t''isfel or Zonqor in Maltese. It is the oldest rock type of the Maltese Islands. This means that it was the first to form. It is a hard rock, porous and has a white/grey colour. The Lower …

  • Stone properties and weathering induced by salt ...

    2007-1-19 · Globigerina Limestone. Today, this Globigerina Limestone shows considerable damage in many buildings, particularly through alveolar weathering, which is frequently very intense. Owing to Malta''s marine environment, salt crystallization in …

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